With social networks popping up all over the place with Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Bebo, Google +, Delicious and now Pinterest, it really is hard to keep up. Also, not all social networks are for everyone, it does not mean you have to have an account on all of them.
Pinterest is an up and coming visual social network that allows you to ‘Pin’ images, videos, articles and anything that takes your interest onto a virtual pin board. The app version is now available for smartphones and tablets which has catapulted it up the social ladder alongside Facebook and Twitter.
Pinterest combines visual and social elements and allows you to create numerous pinboards on various topics i.e. If you need unique ideas for your wedding you could create a wedding related pinboard and ‘Pin’ ideas for colours, themes, events and novelty ideas.
interest is a social media site that allows users to “pin” images and videos they find online to a virtual pinboard and share them with others. It’s similar to other social bookmarking sites like StumbleUpon, but users can only pin videos and images. There is also a Pinterest app for Android smartphones and for iPhones.
A novel part of the website is that you can add a pinner or book marker to your browser allowing you to pin certain elements, images or videos that you see on the internet right to your pinboard.
You can also follow other Pinterest members that inspire you or just follow a particular pinboard and also comment on other peoples pin.